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Victoria Pelova joins the club

Victoria Pelova signs her Arsenal contract

We are delighted to confirm the signing of Victoria Pelova on a permanent transfer.

Victoria joins us from Ajax in the Eredivisie.

Now 23, Victoria began her professional career at ADO Den Haag in 2016, before making the switch to Ajax in 2019. Over the course of three and a half seasons in Amsterdam, Victoria made 66 appearances for Ajax and scored 11 goals.

Victoria has also made 31 appearances for the Dutch national team. She was part of the Netherlands squad that reached the final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, and played a key role in the team’s run to the quarter-finals of the European Championship in 2022.

“I’m delighted to have signed for Arsenal,” said Victoria. “I’ve always admired this club and dreamt of following in the footsteps of some of the great Dutch players who have worn the shirt. I can’t wait to get going and start contributing to the team.”

Head coach Jonas Eidevall added: “It’s fantastic news that we've signed Victoria. I think she’s one of the most exciting young players in the game and she will bring added dynamism and energy to our midfield. I’m looking forward to working with Victoria and I think our supporters are going to love watching her in an Arsenal shirt.”

Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley said: “We’re very pleased to have secured the signing of Victoria. She is one of the best young talents in European football and someone we have been tracking for some time. I know she will be an exciting addition to our squad and I look forward to watching her link up with her team-mates soon.”

The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

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